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Friday, November 17, 2017

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

In-Kind Photography Provided by: Mitch Lebovic Photography

2017 Outstanding Philanthropist and Foundation in Maryland Awards

AFP Maryland is pleased to honor Mark and Patricia Joseph as 2017 Outstanding Philanthropists and the Kahlert Foundation as the 2017 Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation. We celebrated these awards at National Philanthropy Day in Maryland on Friday, November 17 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

Mark & Patricia Joseph - 2017 Outstanding Philanthropists  

The Kahlert Foundation - 2017 Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation

2017 Outstanding Youth Fundraisers

AFP Maryland also honored six Outstanding Youth Fundraisers:

  • Hughie Mohler, student at Loyola Blakefield, for work with Baltimore Squashwise
  • Kade Friedlander, student at the Bullis School, for work with The National Center for Children and Families
  • Laya Neelakandan, student at the McDonogh School, for work with The World We Want Foundation and Karma for Cara
  • Mario Nandalal, student at Harford Day School, for work with We Canserve Foundation
  • Matt and Sarah Kilareski, homeschool students, for work with Johns Hopkins' "Sadie's Gift" organization

Criteria used to select the award winners include evidence of quality of leadership and organizational abilities, originality and creative thought of a fundraising project, and how the funds raised within Maryland benefited a non-profit organization or community, locally, nationally or internationally. 

2017 Unsung Hero Awards

An Unsung Hero award is the chance to publicly honor those who do so much to enhance philanthropic support in our community who may not otherwise gain recognition. AFP Maryland honored nine Unsung Heroes at the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon:

  • Kathy Hood, Pathfinders for Autism
  • Larry & Katherine Jennings, Loyola University Maryland
  • Sheila Mentz, LifeBridge/Kappa Guild
  • Allison Benson O'Brien, Living Classrooms Foundation
  • Lamar Prilliman, New Song Community Learning Center
  • Sara Service and Harry Rebman, Paul's Place
  • Kelli Szczybor, Angel Park

These individuals have demonstrated exceptional commitment in volunteer and fundraising projects in years (or hours) benefiting their chosen charitable organization.  

2017 Maryland Business Philanthropy Awards

Every year, the Maryland business community contributes millions of dollars and countless volunteer hours to charitable organizations throughout the state.  The Maryland Chamber of Commerce, together with the Baltimore Business Journal, celebrated three area businesses with the Business Philanthropy Awards.  These awards are presented as part of the Philanthropy Day luncheon held by the Maryland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP Maryland). This is the 16th year that the Maryland Chamber of Commerce has honored the philanthropic efforts of area organizations.

The awards are divided into three categories: Small (employers with 1-100 employees), Medium (employers with 101-500 employees) and Large (employers with over 500 employees). 

This year's honorees are:

  • Brotman Financial Group
  • Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
  • Bank of America

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors

AFP Maryland is grateful for the contributions of our generous sponsors.  View full list